Getting Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) 

You can get free RATs from a range of locations, including testing sites, marae and pharmacies. You can order your RAT through this website: 

Ordering your RATs

  • The tests are completely free.
  • You need to order these tests online.
  • You will then be given an order number and can collect your RATs from a collection site (quoting this order number).


Collecting your RATs

  • You can collect these in person if you feel well enough OR someone can collect them on your behalf (friends, flatmates, family).
  • And, if you can’t collect them and have no-one who can collect them on your behalf, tests can be delivered to you.
  • There are lots of collection sites available throughout New Zealand. You can find all the collection sites listed here (and search by region/city):
  • Please remember to check the collection times that the tests are available at the collection site.


Dunedin/South Otago/West Otago collection sites


  • Antidote (Gardens) or (Meridian) or (MacAndrew) or (North) or (Octagon)
  • Dunedin Community Testing Centre (Malcolm Street)
  • Unichem Taieri Pharmacy – Mosgiel


  • Bates Pharmacy
  • Unichem Greys Pharmacy


  • West Otago Health


Further info about accessing RATs

  • This page on the Government's website gives you lots of helpful information about types of tests, where to get a test and how to use a RAT. There is also information available in other languages.


Reporting your test result

  • Whether you report positive or negative when using a RAT, it’s important that you register this result through My Covid Record.
  • You can either head to and log into your My Covid Record account OR call 0800 222 478 and press option 3.
  • You can find a step-by-step guide for how to report your result in your My Covid Record here


Telling Otago Polytechnic if you test positive

  • If you test positive for Covid when using a RAT, please let your lecturer or school administrator know. 
  • Please don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. Our Covid-19 support webpage has all the student support details you need.